Norwegian street artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) recently accepted an invitation to participate in the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy, and his contribution to the event will probably alter the lives of elementary students for generations to come. Across a façade adjacent to the school’s main entrance, the artist has installed five rambunctious figures complete with long shadows that make them seem incredibly lifelike.
By playing around with perspective and using his signature multi-layered stencil method, the artist has created the illusion of a M.C. Escher-esque playground. Perhaps modeled on the students he witnessed while crafting his piece, all his characters exhibit unique features. Each has his own hairstyle and outfit, and they even seem to have been given different personalities.